Another 3-points against local rivals Fulham
Updated: Mar 8
It was 16 days since our last game (the game against Man U the previous weekend was postponed as they were in the final of the Carabao Cup) and I hoped we would be fresh against a very good and in-form Fulham side. I had a feeling that we would get beaten as I have seen Fulham on the TV a few times and they look a very good footballing side. Yet we started like sprinters out of the blocks with Toney forcing their keeper to a good save, then Mbuemo had two great chances. The pressure did pay off as a Pinnock shot took a slight deflection and we were ahead in the 6th minute, with his first goal of the season. Then a Mbeumo free kick clipped the outside of the post and a Toney free kick also hit the outside of the post/upright. Toney also did a fantastic lay-off with his back/bum. For about the next 25 minutes it was typical Bees as we sat back and made Fulham look a really good side. It was not unexpected that they would equalise and in the 39th minute a free kick on the edge of our box saw them hit the woodwork and the rebound was headed in. We should have been more aware of their player rushing in to score. So all square at half-time. In the second half we started as we did at the beginning of the game. We closed them down and pressed them and we got a penalty in the 53rd minute when Norgaard was kicked on the foot as a defender tried to clear a ball. Cool as ice Toney scored to make it 2-1. Then Toney nearly added another when just inside their half he saw their keeper off his line and his audacious shot only just went over the bar. Then in the 85th minute substitute Schade zoomed past a defender and cut it back for Jensen to get our third. Fulham were reduced to hopeful crosses into the box or long range shooting. It was the latter in the 90+9th minute that Raya made a mistake and couldn't hold a shot and they scored from the rebound. The game restarted and then the final whistle blew with us deservedly winning 3-2. Next up is Everton at Goodison Park. Can we make it 13 games in a row unbeaten?